Molecular Diagnostics

News on lab-developed tests and emerging diagnostic technologies.

Konica Minolta paid $800 million up front for Ambry, with Ambry shareholders eligible to receive up to $200 million in future payments.

AmCare Genomics said that it has a large network that would enable it to raise awareness about Genomic Vision's test for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. 

Johns Hopkins' Evgeny Izumchenko is also developing a blood test for the non-invasive detection and followup of early tumors.

Right Patient Right Drug will use the PharmacoScan platform to perform preventive pharmacogenetic testing under St. Jude's PG4KDS program.  

The firm attributes the positive results to efforts to strengthen its US diagnostics business and stabilize its core diagnostics product families of H. pylori and food testing.

Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.